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Colmar Manor in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Old Spring House / The Old Oak Tree

 
 
This Old Spring House / The Old Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
1. This Old Spring House / The Old Oak Tree Marker
Inscription.  
This old spring house was built by English colonists who in the late years of the 17th century had established a residence close by, climaxing an ocean voyage which ended on the banks of the nearby Eastern Branch.

Erected about 1683. The spring house is among the oldest structural relics of the American Colonization Era.

The old oak tree according to qualified judgement was more than 125 years old when the spring house was built.

This venerable old tree has come to be known as 'The Lincoln Oak' because of traditional conferences under its spreading limbs, between President Lincoln and the commanding officers of the nearby fortifications.

It is not a fanciful belief that upon such an occasion, the Civil War president drank of the cooling waters which spring from among its roots.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1683.
 
Location. 38° 55.696′ N, 76° 57.165′ W. Marker is in Colmar Manor, Maryland, in
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Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Bladensburg Road (Alternate U.S. 1) north of Eastern Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lincoln Oak (here, next to this marker); Old Spring House (here, next to this marker); Fort Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Lincoln Mausoleum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Lincoln (about 300 feet away); Battle of Bladensburg (about 400 feet away); Barney Monument (about 400 feet away); Little Church of Fort Lincoln (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colmar Manor.
 
Old Spring House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
2. Old Spring House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2022, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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